Hunger in Maine, in the Nation
One in four (1 in 4!!) Maine kids are hungry. 17% percent of kids in Scarborough are on 'free and reduced' lunch. Maine ranks 12th in the nation, 1st (!!) in New England in 'food insecurity'. Too many of our neighbors have trouble putting good food on the table.
What's it like to be hungry in America today? Here are a few PBS videos that will give you a glimpse:
"Poor Kids" (Frontline)
"Portraits of the Hungry in America" (Local USA)
Bill Moyers Journal